For the Workshop in Archival Practice, Spring 2012 is abuzz with exciting collaborations! First up (and coming up soon!) is a day-long conference, Networked New York, presented by the Project on New York Writing, the Colloquium on American Literature and Culture and our group. Join us on March 9 at 19 University Place in the Great Room. From Walt Whitman to the Bowery Boys and beyond, this event is one you won’t want to miss. Detailed information on this event coming in our next post!
On March 16, Jane Carr will be speaking on a roundtable panel with Professor Elizabeth McHenry from the NYU English Department and archivists from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the 9th Columbia University Libraries Symposium. The symposium will be held from 8:30 to 4:30 in Uris Hall. The theme of this year’s symposium is New Models of Academic Collaboration and we will be talking about the NYU-Schomburg Initiative, an institutional partnership that trains advanced graduate students to be student processors at the Schomburg (including two of our founders, Jane Carr and Laura Helton). You can register for the symposium here.
Finally, look for another exciting conference to close out the month of March. A two-day event on March 30 and March 31, Show & Prove 2012: The Tensions, Contradictions, & Possibilities of Hip Hop Studies. This event will be held at 721 Broadway, 6th Floor and the Workshop will be moderating an exciting roundtable discussion featuring representatives from the Cornell University Library Hip Hop Collection, the Hip Hop Education Center and the Hip Hop Word Count, along with performance studies scholars. Conference web site and more information will be posted soon! In the meantime, please contact Dr. Imani Kai Johnson for more information.